Hoopa

Grocery Store Plan In Action

Greenway team went on a walk-through of the previous grocery store site with tribal staff. The building was gutted down to the foundation and walls following a rat infestation that came to light in June of 2016 when the store was closed because of the health hazard it posed. /Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Riverts Tribune.Councilmember, Vivienna Orcutt said her dream store would sell locally grown and locally made products—products that aren’t the result of corporate agriculture’s assault on Trinity River water. And products that aren’t sprayed with poisons that make people sick or cause cancer. Read More →

Moon Honored With First Billy Frank Jr. Award

Hoopa Valley Tribe member Mel Moon was recently awarded the Bill Frank Jr. Award for his natural resources work for the Quileute Tribe in Washington./NWIFC file photo. By K. NEUMEYER, Northwest Treaty Tribes Longtime NWIFC commissioner, and Hoopa Tribal member, Mel Moon was the first recipient of the Billy Frank Jr., Leadership Award on March 9. The award recognizes Moon for his high degree of initiative, commitment, leadership and accomplishment in advancement, protection and recognition of tribal sovereignty, treaty-reserved rights and natural […] Read More →

Making Contact

In addition to fiber cable, and to improve public safety, the project will include the construction of cellular towers in select areas to fill in coverage gaps along the Highway 299 corridor. On its “middle mile” path, Digital 299, led by Inyo Networks Inc., will connect more than 100 community institutions, such as schools, hospitals, clinics, public safety and other government institutions to high-speed broadband internet via a fiber optic cable. Read More →

Hoopa Valley Tribe Moves Forward With New Grocery Store Plan

The Hoopa Valley Tribe contracted with the Arcata-based community development firm, Greenway Partners to assist with further development of the grocery store./TRT file photo.By ALLIE HOSTLER, Two Rivers Tribune Despite a few setbacks, construction on a new grocery store in Hoopa is expected to begin within the next couple of months. The Hoopa Valley Tribe contracted with the Arcata-based community development firm, Greenway Partners to assist with further development of the grocery store. “It’s a huge project,” Hoopa […] Read More →

Mold, Mold and More Mold

Unsafe levels of mold found in modular classrooms at Hoopa Valley High School./Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune.The temporary modular classrooms, installed at Hoopa Valley High School in December, to accommodate students displaced from their regular classrooms due to black mold, also tested positive for unsafe levels of mold. Test results were received on Wednesday, May 3, and by the morning of May 4, school administrators delivered the news, and a plan, to students during an emergency assembly. Read More →

Hoopa Valley Tribe Buys Solar Energy System

TRT file photoHoopa is incorporating a carport solar array combined with JLM Energy’s new MicroStorage product Phazr to virtually eliminate their annual electricity bill for the Tribe’s community center. The 26,000 square-foot facility includes indoor basketball courts and an outdoor swimming pool. Read More →

Hometown Heroes Part Two

Hoopa Tribal Police Officer, Robert Buckman stands next to his patrol vehicle. Buckman graduated from College of the Redwoods Police Academy in 2015./Photo by Rhonda Bigovich, Two Rivers Tribune Contributor.In 2015, HVTP Officer, Robert Buckman graduated with the 116 Police Academy class at College of the Redwoods. Buckman said he had always aspired to become a police officer. Now at age 23, Buckman is in his second year of policing and the youngest fire captain at the Hoopa Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD). Read More →

Rebuilding the Force

Sergeant Darrell Mabry and Lieutenant Dana Norton of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department. Lieutenant Norton, was recently appointed as the Officer-In-Charge. Norton has twelve years of law enforcement experience. Big changes are underway within the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s Police Department (HVTPD). The department has doubled in size now boasting the largest force it has seen in recent history. But, there’s one thing missing—a police chief. Currently, the HVTPD Law Enforcement staff includes; four dispatch technicians, eight HVTPD officers and six tribal security officers/cadets. The cadets are scheduled to attend training April 10 in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Indian Police Academy. The Federal Academy comes at no cost to the Hoopa Valley Tribe and the cadets are anticipated to complete their training in approximately three-months. Read More →